Microenterprise businesses that serve customers/clients from throughout the entire city (not a specific, limited clientele) may qualify and are urged to apply.

The City of Gardner has launched the Microenterprise Assistance Grant Program to assist micro-enterprise businesses that have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. Grants will be awarded to eligible businesses that qualify, in the range of $3,000 to $5,000.

The Gardner Micro-enterprise Assistance Grant Program is now accepting Applications. To apply, download and complete the application and required forms below.

Prior to applying, the Gardner Covid-19 Business Impact Survey must be completed by all applicants. Provide your contact information within the survey.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until all available funds have been fully expended.

Questions should be directed to Jeff Legros, Assistant Director, Community Development and Planning jlegros@gardner-ma.gov.

Technical Assistance may also be available to eligible microenterprise businesses through NewVue Communities. See the Microenterprise Assistance Program webpage or contact Flor Cintron at fcintron@nvcomm.org to schedule an appointment for consultation.


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